TheSarasota-Manatee Bach Festival presents concerts of music from the Baroque period by Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederic Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, and their contemporaries, for the benefit of our community.
In addition, the Bach Festival aims to provide educational opportunities in stylistic performance practices for aspiring young musicians of our community; and to educate and inspire audiences about the lives and music of great composers of the Baroque era.
Sarasota-Manatee Bach Festival concerts are characterized by historically informed performance practices.
Performances include both orchestral and chamber music performed on modern orchestral instruments by leading players from the Sarasota Orchestra, and performances on period instruments.
A small group of the leading singers from the region performs choral music, and leading instrumentalists perform music for solo instruments, including organ and harpsichord.